Days and days passed in Hawaii and I loved every second of it all, Bruno and I had become amazingly great friends, Kylie still tried to steal him, but no ma’am, he was mine and I was falling in love with him…
I was about a month into school, September something, Bruno came over a lot after school, Aunt Brenna loved it!
It was around 7:30 and it was getting dark, Bruno and I were studying for our science test.
“Ok…Bruno? Bruno you aren’t even listening to me!” I said, I was trying to help him study but the damn kid would NOT pay attention, he had his guitar and he was playing it.
“Liv, I realllllyyyyy don’t want to study, please!!” He pleaded. Ugh.
“Fine, then what do you want to do?” I asked. He got a huge smile on his face.
“Come on!” he said grabbing my hand, he dragged me down the stairs and into the living room “Brenna, I’m kidnapping your niece, she’ll be back soon” Aunt Brenna smiled.
“Okie dokie! Not too late guys!” She winked at me, I rolled my.
“Bruno will you get off of me please!” I yelled at him, he let go of my arm and smiled. “Where are we going?” I asked.
We were walking towards the beach and it was dark and kind of cold, I rubbed my arms a little.
“Are you cold?” he asked me.
“Ehh yeah a little” I said. He took off his jacket and handed it to me.
“No, that’s what always happens, I’m suddenly warm again.” I said.
Bruno rolled his eyes and sighed “Fine, have fun FREEZING!” he said, and then he started running towards the beach.
“Bruno wait!! Don’t leave me alone!!” I yelled running after him. I couldn’t find him, and it was dark, I twirled in circles “Bruno this isn’t funny come out here now!! Please! Bruno!” He ran up behind me and pushed me over, I screamed so loud. He covered my mouth with his hand. I pushed him off of me “You asshole!!” I yelled at him.
“Dammit Olivia, sorry!” he said annoyed that I had hit him.
“Now show me what you have to show me or I’m going home” I said to him. He rolled his eyes and walked over to where the trees were. I followed him, still annoyed, gosh this boy pissed me off…but he was so intriguing, I didn’t want to like him, but I couldn’t help it, he was my best friend.
“Look” he said, smiling and pointing out. There were tons of glowing green lights, down by the beach and in the water, he sat down in the sand, and I sat right next to him.
“Wow…what are they?” I asked, mesmerized, it was amazing! I turned to him, he was staring at me, not the glowing green lights, I furrowed my brow. “What?” I asked him.
“Nothing, you’re just my best friend” he smiled and put his arm around me. I smiled and put my head on his shoulder.
“You’re my best friend too, Bruno…now uhh is it too late to take your jacket?” He laughed.
“You bitch..” he said, giving me his jacket. I put it on and it was warm and smelled like him. I closed my eyes. Bruno still didn’t know the real reason why I came here, and being here, with him. He’s made me live life and appreciate it and I really regret everything I have ever done, what I put my parents through…
“What’re you thinking about? Your head is smoking!” Bruno said, joking around, I pushed him.
“Bruno…I didn’t really come out here just to live with my aunt and uncle and experience life out here..” I said slowly, he turned and looked at me.
“Oh? What do you mean?” he asked.
“My parents sent me here because…well. I was getting into some bad stuff and I needed a change of scenery…” I said, not looking at him.
He lifted my chin up. “Tell me” he said quietly.
I told him everything, absolutely everything, I ended up crying, much to my embarrassment, but he said nothing, just listened.
“You’re beautiful” he said quietly right in the middle of my words.
“What?” I said.
“What?” he asked.
“No, what did you just say?” I looked at him.
“No, what did YOU just say?” he said.
“Bruno, stop!! Seriously what did you say?” he could tell I was getting annoyed.
“I said that YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL” he yelled.
“Shh!! Haha oh my gosh...” I laughed. He was still looking at me smiling. Why had he said that.. Damn.
“Why’d you say that?” I whispered..
“Because I meant it, you’re beautiful Liv.” He smiled.
“Don’t say that, let’s go. It’s getting late.” I said.
“Uhh wow, I compliment you and you ignore it, OOKKKAAAYYYY, by the way, you’re ugly as hell! Blahhh blaccchh!!” he yelled laughing.
I went to punch his arm, but he grabbed it and pulled me in to a huge, more of holding me hostage hug, but whatever.
I laughed “Bruno, let me go!! Haha, I can’t breathe!” He looked at me
“Neither can I...” he whispered, then he kissed me. It was a short sweet kiss, but it was a kiss, he loosened his grip on me, he smiled. “Now Olivia Rhodes, I said you were beautiful.”
“Thanks...” I muttered, grabbing his neck and kissing him again. He broke away laughing.
“What’s so funny?” I asked.
“Nothing, I’ve just wanted to do that for the longest time” He smiled. I started walking ahead back to the house. He smacked my butt and I whipped around.
“Sorry!! Sorry, I’ve always wanted to do that too” he said.
“Ok, is there anything else you’ve always wanted to do?” A sly smile crept up on his face, he was such a boy “better yet, don’t answer that, now take me home, I’m tired.” We walked back home, hand in hand.
He kissed me goodbye and walked singing a song. His voice was beautiful and I could listen to him sing all day long. About 5 minutes later, I heard tapping at my window. I looked out and there was Bruno, throwing rocks.
I opened the window “Honestly Bruno?” I said sighing.
“Dramatic effect...” he said.
“What do you want?” I asked.
“Are you my girlfriend now?” he asked curiously.
“Well that’s no way to ask a girl, especially me” I said sarcastically, laughing.
He got down on his knee and sang it “ollllivviiiiaaaa oohh Olivia AAAA..AAAA will you pllleeeassssse be my girllfriendddd?” he said smiling at me. Before I could answer, I heard aunt Brenna yell.
“SHE SAYS YES!” I heard laughing from downstairs. I blushed, great, my aunt just heard that.
Bruno thought it was hilarious. “She knows what she’s talking about, Liv!” I love how he was so open and never got embarrassed!
“Fine, now will you just go home!” I yelled. I heard my door open, I swung around.
“OLIVIA RHODES, SPILL” It was Aunt Brenna, haha oh my God..
“Gladly, bye Liv, bye Brenna” he said laughing and waving bye.
“Go away! We have to talk!!” Brenna said jokingly, shutting the window.
“Aunt Brenna!! You’re such a teenager!” I said laughing and walking over to my bed.
“Oh hell, girl call me Brenna, you make me sound old-no sarcastic comments” She pointed her finger at me, she actually was really young, only 26, she was only 10 years older than me.
“Oh gosh…okay okay, what do you want to know?” I asked her.
“EVERYTHING!! Did you know that he can sing? And pretty much play any instrument you put in front of him?” She said smiling.
“Yes, I know he can sing and play the guitar, he plays other things?” I asked, he never told me that…
“Heck yes!! Piano, electric guitar, drums, he sings at some clubs sometimes, his entire family is musical...” Brenna said as matter of fact.
“Well, hmm…I didn’t know that..anyways!” Bruno never told me that. I smiled though, he was ahh just amazing! I needed to meet his entire family, I knew his mom and Eric, but I had never met his sisters or his dad. His sisters for some reason were homeschooled…
I told Brenna everything, I felt really close to her, and I looked up to her, as like an older sister….she reminded me of my mom though. I needed to call her.
Finally Brenna left, and I got out my cellphone.
“Mom? It’s Olivia..” I said cautiously. I hadn’t talked to her in almost a month, she would call Brenna every say, so often to check and see how I was doing, but I never talked to her.
“LIV! Hi honey, I’m so glad you called! I miss you so much, and guess what? You’re going to have a little brother!” She said happily. A little brother? With a messed up sister like me? I wanted to cry, tears started spilling out.
“I’m sorry mom…I really don’t know what happened to me...” I said quietly.
“I know, and it’s okay. I’ll always love you no matter what you do. Now tell me about Hawaii. Are you okay? Do you want to come home now…?” She asked. Home? Did I?
“Uhh no, I actually like it out here…” I said smiling, thinking of Bruno.
“Oh? And why’s that, tell me what been going on, how’s school, have you made new friends? Do you have a boyfriend?” haha well gee mom.
I laughed “School’s great, and yeah...Actually I do have a boyfriend...” I said.
“Oh my God!! Tell me what he’s like!!” she yelled. Yes, my mother and Brenna were DEFINETELY related. I laughed and told her all about Bruno.
“He sounds great! I’m so happy for you. Alright, well I’m really tired. Call me whenever you want. I miss you and love you.” she said.
“Love you too mom, bye.” I said, hanging up. I probably wouldn’t have done that if I wasn’t with Bruno. He makes me appreciate every little thing in life, and he’s positive and happy. I went to sleep with a smile on my face.
The next day, I woke up and got dressed, I was sooo freaking tired; I threw on a pair of shorts and a sweatshirt and put my hair up into a messy bun. I really needed a drink, for the first time since I got here, I wanted one…where the heck had that come from? Thank God it was Friday.
I dragged myself downstairs and grabbed an apple.
“Bye Brenna! I’m leaving for school.” I yelled up the stairs.
“Alright babe, have a good day!” She yelled back.
I walked down the sidewalk humming, I heard someone running behind me.
“Good gracious, Liv did you even sleep last night?” It was Bruno.
‘”well golly, Bruno you look amazing today too.” I said annoyed.
He walked in front of me smiling, “I’m sorry, you look hot” He said kissing me, and putting his arm around my shoulders. I smiled, leaning into him.
We walked and talked. Eric said something behind us, neither of us heard him, but Bruno stopped, picked up a rock and threw it at him.
“Dammit Bruno!” Eric yelled, when the rock hit him in the chest. Bruno doubled over in laughter.
I had to laugh too, he was so…random. “Bruno!! Stop, be nice!” I said smacking him. “Don’t your parents teach you manners?” I said jokingly.
“No, mom and pop failed in that category” Eric said sarcastically.
“Nope, I learned em’ I just choose not to use em’ OOOHHHHH “he yelled, running away into the school. What a goof.
I turned around and walked with Eric, “How do you manage to live with him?” I asked laughing.
He smiled “I honestly don’t know, I feel bad for the girls, God he pisses them off” Eric said, laughing.
We walked up to the school and Bruno was with Teddy, Teddy had his guitar out and Bruno was singing some Elvis song. Holy God, his voice was so perfect and different; I don’t know how he does it.
He smiled when he saw me and jumped off the side of the steps and ran over to me hugging me.
“I’m so glad you’re short, now how short are you?” He said, chuckling.
“I’m 5’1 thank you.” I said proudly.
“Hah, right, more like 4’8!” he said laughing and walking away to his locker, just then Kylie walked over to Bruno by our lockers, she was wearing a super short dress. That slut. I walked over there smiling and grabbed Bruno’s hand, he smiled when I did.
The look on Kylie’s face was priceless, I had to hold my giggle and pretend nothing was wrong.
“So you two are together?“ She had a surprised look on her face.